|The entrance to the pier|
|The view of the marina.|
|It was so clear!|
|These guys were so tame!|
|Baby Bean at 14 weeks. First trip to the ocean!|
After lunch where we got to sit outside and enjoy the 80 degree weather, and people watch (my favorite!!), we decided to head over to UC Santa Barbara and check out the campus. Sorry, I didn't take any pictures there, we were trying to see how well we fit in as college students! Finally we came back to the hotel to rest for a little while before dinner. We went to dinner at another highly recommended location called Jane's. This place reminded me of eating in a quaint little restaurant in Paris. The decorations inside were so fun and cute, with twinkle lights everywhere. And our table was upstairs right next to a window that overlooked the balcony. It was fantastic! And, the filet was absolutely delicious!
|Sorry for the quality, it was low lighting and taken on my phone.|
After dinner we did some more walking around and came across a fun little Italian restaurant where we decided to have dessert (the theme this weekend was eating apparently...)
Also while walking around and exploring all of the little alcoves were fun shops were hiding down on State Street, I saw this awesome piece of work!
Excuse my nerdiness here...but this looked like it was straight out of Harry Potter! I was so tempted to get in and see if I would be transported to the Ministry of Magic :-)
The second day we went to breakfast at a little place called D'Angelo's Bread. It's a great bakery and they had super delicious croissants and danishes. From there we headed to Hendry's Beach. It's a very cool area and they even have a whole stretch of beach just for dogs to run loose off their leashes! It was so fun to see them all running and playing and swimming in the ocean.
Our dinner cruise was courtesy of Santa Barbara Sailing Center. It was a sunset cruise so we headed out on the water around 5:30. On our way out of the harbor, we saw some rather large and rather unique boats that happened to be docked there.
|Just some cool yachts and sail boats|
Then there was this piece of history. The Spirit of Dana Point, which according to our captain, used to be called the Pilgrim. A little tidbit of info here: This ship is an accurate replica of a 1770's privateer used during the American Revolution. Known for their speed, it measures 118 feel long, with a rig height of 100 feet, and 5000 square feet of sail!
|More info can be found here|
Then we saw this one. The pictures definitely do not do it justice. This massive sailboat/yacht is owned by the Firestone family. This sucker is a whopping 171 feet long. This was the epitome of luxury on water.
|You can see better pictures and more details about this floating wonder here|
|Tons of pelicans!|
|Love this silhouette. I need to adjust the angle of the horizon though :)|
|Final moments of the sun|
|First moments of the rising full moon|
Thanks for reading my marathon post! More craft posts to come soon, I promise!!